Anna's Birth Story
My husband and I decided we would start trying for a baby in August 1999. In December, I had what I thought was a normal period except that I bled for two months. At the end of January 2000, the doctor finally gave us a positive result on a pregnancy test. He informed me at the time that it would not be a viable pregnancy, and advised a D & C. I thought my body would understand what it needed to do. Part of it was denial on my part.
We continued to try from February to December 2000 with no luck. In December, I went to see my OB/GYN. He recommended a HSG to try to clear any blockage from my tubes. I had the HSG done in February 2001 and two weeks later I had a period and was very discouraged. I spoke to my sister-in-law who also had trouble getting pregnant, but was then three months along with her second child. She suggested I see the reproductive specialist that she had gone to.
In March 2001, Dr. Stewart recommended an insemination. He told me to call when I started my next period, which was due that Friday. I did not start my period and found out I was pregnant again. Since I did not need Dr. Stewart’s help I went directly to my OB/GYN, and found out that he was no longer delivering babies so he recommended another doctor in his office.
Dr. Morgan started to check my HCG levels. After the third test he called my husband and I into his office and told us we were going to lose another baby. Not wanting to accept this I went back to Dr. Stewart, who did a sonogram and told me to come back in one week. At that time we would see if the baby was growing or shrinking in size.
On April 25, 2001, I lost our second child. I never thought we were going to be able to have children, but Dr. Stewart was not willing to give up so easily.
On May 22, 2001, I went again to Dr. Stewart’s office for an endometrial biopsy. He told me to call his office again when I had started my period. I called the Monday after Memorial Day weekend. He then informed me that I had low progesterone and that I should use an ovulation kit to check for ovulation, and when I got a positive indicator I should start the progesterone cream.
I tried the ovulation kits for ten days with no positive results. I called Dr. Stewart on June 10 and explained my concerns. He advised me to come in and he would to another sonogram to see if I was about ready to ovulate. When he did the sonogram we found out that I wasn’t ovulating because I was pregnant! This time I started right on the progesterone for the first three months.
Now I am the proud parent of Anna Lorena, who was born on February 16, 2002.
If nothing else I hope someone can read this and know that sometimes it takes a lot of prayer and a little help from a good doctor to find out what the problem is. Hang in there and good luck to all!
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